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Wk 5 Topic - CAT

Post by Deb Porter » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 pm

Hey there, Challengeers. We’re all about equal rights here at FaithWriters, which is why we have to give equal time to the Week 5 topic is:


Yes, last quarter we took time out for man’s best friend. This quarter we are making time for the other side of the pet realm.

You don’t need a dictionary definition for this, but here’s one anyway:


Apart from the basic meaning of “cat” (feline creature, a carnivore, of the small or large variety), there are some other definitions, such as a cool cat (jazz player) or a spiteful woman (she’s so catty). There is also the barbaric cat-o’-nine-tails whip.

Then there are also loads of idioms for cats. You may let the cat out of the bag, bell the cat, take a cat nap, try herding cats, play a cat and mouse game, or smile like a Cheshire cat—to name only a few.

Now, I don’t want to set the cat among the pigeons, but you’ll think you’re the cat’s pajamas if you place in the Challenge this week.

Have fun with the topic. You can write in any genre or style you like, AS LONG AS SOME MEANING OF THE TOPIC IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR ENTRY ... and as long as the entry conforms to the rules.

DON’T FORGET the new Challenge rule. Every entry must communicate some form of Christian message or spiritual truth. For fiction writers, if your message is subtle or allegorical, please include a scripture at the end of the entry in order to highlight the intended message for the reader.

As always, don't forget to check your word count before submitting (entries must be between 150 and 750 words). A very reliable and free online word count check tool is this one:


PLEASE, always hit the preview button to check your entry before hitting the final submit button. This is the only way to make sure your entry is uploaded correctly. This is very important, particularly if you are using HTML code for the first time. Once you have previewed your entry, close the preview page and hit the submit button.

Finally, once submitted, do a check to make sure your entry is safely in the list:


Don’t let the cat get your tongue this week (well, your pen, at any rate). Enter the Challenge and you’ll be like the cat that got the cream. Hope to see you in the list.

Love, Deb
FaithWriters' Writing Challenge Co-ordinator
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